By MYLO ERICKSON
Once again politicians are bringing up the subject of abortion, and I don’t think this is really something that needs to be discussed.
I don’t care about politicians’ thoughts on the subject, especially since it always seems to be men who bring it up.
Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Then there was Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who said, “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
These are some truly stupid quotes, and I do know a thing or two about stupid quotes – I’ve heard the Kardashians speak.
Anyway, I know it’s a sensitive issue and everybody believes they have the right answer. But why are men weighing in on the issue?
It’s not their bodies, so men should quit acting like they know what is right for women. I am a man and can offer an opinion about abortion, but the ultimate decision should be left to the woman.
But that’s not how it is. Men are always trying to make rules about what should be done.
People are probably thinking, “Well, this fat bastard must be married and his wife has his nuts on her vanity.”
Well, you would be correct about that, but that is not the only reason. I have grown up with true respect for women and love all the ones who are in my life.
As a society, we need to stop trying to force our group ideas on individuals when we know absolutely nothing about their personal lives.
But that won’t happen anytime soon. People in power always think they are right and should never be debated.
I’m just tired of seeing these rich, ignorant politicians trying to use abortion as a way to get elected to a political office.
I know that no one will listen to me, which is fine since I probably wouldn’t listen to me either. However, I figure there is nothing wrong with hoping for the best.